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in new york. here's a look at the big week ahead. the general assembly of the united nations will hear from iran and the united kingdom tomorrow. friday, the palestinian leadership expected to make its case. israel will have an opportunity to respond on friday, as well. we'll also hear from greece, which, of course, is dealing with a huge financial crisis right now. it's rippling throughout europe, indeed, throughout the middle east. so, a lot happening right now. we're also, by the way, following another developing story breaking news happening right now. two american hikers go free after two years in iran's most notorious prison. the men were convicted of espionage earlier this year. but a million dollars bail has now secured their release. we're continuing to monitor the situation. we'll bring it to you live as we get more developments. but both of these hikers josh fattal, shane bauer have been freed and they are getting ready to fly to oman and reunite with their family and fly back to the united states. much more on this story coming up. but let's set the stage before the preside
unfold this afternoon when he addresses the united nations general assembly. he will be calling for the united nations to recognize palestine as an official state. it is a showdown that we are watching this afternoon between the united states and israel on one side, palestine on the other. the whole issue, whether or not palestinian stayedhotehood shou achieved through the united nations or through negotiations with the israelis. we'll have more of that after the break. em go away. neutrogena skin clearing makeup has our proven blemish fighting formula so it clears your breakouts. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®. ♪ this ason, you needtruck le e silvera to take on that list oyours. t'chevy season of ding. and there isn a tt time for a truck, with chk rk after mark of pe doing per. ♪ go yor chevaler today. get the truck and g that list done ♪ at exxon and mobil, we engineer smart gasoline that works at the molecular level to help your engine run more smoothly by helping remove deposits and cleaning up intake valves. so when you fill up at an exxon or mobil station, you ca
as iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad is visiting new york for a united nations general assembly session. he is supposed to speak thursday. it's been very controversial, of course. but they are going to be home. >> yeah. all those steps following just like the way sarah shourd was released, so it looks like it could be even better news, you know, no snags. >> exactly. >> reporter: the attorney doesn't foresee any major problems with that. so here's hoping. >> and the family, can you just imagine the parents of those two men? >> they have been fighting for this whole time. >> reporter: they really have been keeping it alive in the media so it's just unbelievable. we'll have to see their homecoming later on. >> can only imagine. thank you, stephanie chuang. >>> a five-year-old girl shot in san francisco's bayview district. anne makovec is at the bayview police station with the search for that gunman. she joins with us more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: you might imagine, frank, police are under a lot of pressure to solve this crime as soon as possible because the victim is a 5-year-old
the territorial basis of their state. >>> the president of the united states before the united nations general assembly walking a kind of tight rope trying to balance what has been his standing position that he wants statehood for the palestinians with the fact that he is opposing a palestinian bid for membership for statehood at the united nations, and he also has that difficult task in the united states of a growing bond between prime minister netanyahu and the house republicans and increasing criticism by the leading republican contenders for president. we will continue to follow this developing story on a busy news day, and that is going to do it for me. i'm chris jansing and thomas roberts is up next. what have you got, thomas? >> well, a busy hour coming up. we will talk about how the president did at the united nations and how the words were received. we will talking about the unique pressures on president obama. and on the heels of "don't ask, don't tell," what is more dangerous than terrorist attacks? we will talk about that with the vice president of the communications for the human
>>> so the category tonight, items on the united nations general assembly agenda. number ten, screw with the sweeds, number eight, good-bye euro, hello chuck-e-cheese tokens. number six -- they've been writing their rs backwards all these years. number five, finally nailed down which one's uruguay, which one's paraguay. number three, do whatever china says. number two, congratulate whatever country came up with the girl with the dragon tattoo books because those were awesome. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know,
. and the number one item on the united nations general assembly debate whether to renew the letterman fatwa. >> good morning, it is wednesday, september 21st. with us onset, mike barnicle. we also have the president of the council on foreign relations and birthday boy -- >> oh, exciting for me. >> wasn't it your birthday recently? >> july. >> somebody in my town was buying you a birthday present. >> birthday boy. not by a day, not by a week, but a season. >> why was someone buying you a piece of art? >> because i'm a deserving person. >> richard hath, personal friend of mine. anyway. >> interesting. >> you know, mika, a lot of time. you also got off month, off season. >> well, happy birthday, belated. >> thank you. have a nice thanksgiving. >> yeah. exactly. >> happy new year. >> that's really weird. >> no, it's really sad. >> it's interesting. >> a lot of times the u.n. comes together, nothing happens. they sit around and talk and seems like divisions are really more pronounced than when the week started. >> well -- >> that's not happening this week. >> no. >> last night, i sense something
obama here at the united nations general assembly. so while he ignored questions about the israeli palestinian peace process, for instance, as he left the u.n. building earlier, he was happy to stop and talk about the hikers. listen. >> wonderful news about the hikers. we are thrilled. i could not feel better for their families and those moms who we have been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> other officials also talked about those sort of happy sentiments but also reminded us all, shep, that the iranians should never have arrested the two plus the woman, share shourd who was released a year ago in the first place, that iranian behavior was unacceptable in holding them for so long and reminding us that those two men, in effect, lost two years of their lives in an iranian prison. shep? >> back to the question of timing. it seems obvious there are no coincidences here. >> no coincidence at all that this release comes just a day before president mahmoud ahmadis due to addressed u.n. general assembly. look for his chief of staff that this was an act of
prepares to address the world. any minute now, he is scheduled to go before the united nations general assembly and right now you can see the president of brazil is addressing the assembly. president obama will push for the palestinians to drop their bid for statehood. he will follow the speech with separate meetings with president benjamin netanyahu and president abbas. and while at the u.n., palestinians are gathering for peaceful rallies at the west bank. we join ron king outside of the united nations. good morning, ron. >> good morning, chris. the palestinians are hoping to create huge demonstrations that resemble the arab spring offensive in tunisia and
on the united nations general assembly which would have put the united states in the position of vetoing this in front of the security council, a major international dustup was on the horizon, and they are still working at this hour to try to avert that. president obama today, a very busy day, dylan, a number of bilaterals, all the usual ones, he spoke at the clinton global initiative and he also, of course, met with netanyahu, but here's a little bit more of what he had to say about middle east peace before the general assembly. >> we believe so strongly in the aspirations of the palestinian people, that america has invested so much time and so much effort in the building of a palestinian state. america's commitment to israel's security sun shakeable. our friendship with israel is deep and enduring. israel deserves recognition. it deserves normal relations with its neighbors. that is the project to which america is committed. there are no shortcuts. >> and the phrase the president kept coming back to today, dylan, peace is hard, as if anybody needed to be reminded that have when it come
to the general assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately it's the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately it is the realitilies and the palestinians not us who must reach agreement on issues who divide them. [ chanting ] >> thousands of palestinians poured into the streets in ramallah today to support state hood. the west bank city is the seat of the palestinian parliament. >>> this is a shocking scene, it's quite disturbing, orchestrated by mexican drug cartels. drivers left two trucks filled with bodies sitting in the mid of a highway in the tourist town of boca del rio. some of the 35 corporation corp on to the streets. investigators believe some of the dead were rival drug traffickers. >>> typhoon roke is blasting japan this week, with 100-mile-per-hour winds. 17 inches falling so far in some places. the storm is brushing past tokyo right now. it is pushing into the area address wrecked by the earthquake and tsunami last march. >> repo
speakers making a stand on the world stage this week at the 66th united nations general assembly taking place in new york. everything from the teetering global markets, the future of libya, famine in so somalia. all those things are on the table. after a year of seismic, big decisions, it's the power plays happening behind closed doors that are making a difference. president obama is meeting privately with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to talk about the road to peace. the potential for a palestinian state. the president's also going to meet with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas, separately, that's happening later today. abbas expected to demand statehood this friday in front of the general assembly. that would be a huge change to the face of the region. something neither united states or israel wants to see happen without having a hand in the negotiations. the president made his own address to the general assembly about that this morning. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i say sure you, so am i. but the question isn't the goal that we seek, th
leaderers are gathering in new york city for the annual opening of the united nations general assembly. the palestinians' bid for full membership is expected to dominate the meetings. the united nations all 193 nations, are representeded in the general assembly. you can consider the general assembly really the main policy making body of the u.n., like our congress. but each country, rich or poor, small or large, gets equal representation. one vote. a full range of international issues is on the table, including historic talks today on diseases such as hiv, diabetes and cancer. but the big question weighing over this session is whether the u.n. will recognize palestine as a state. let's go straight to our senior state department producer elise labott. we understand that the u.n. secretary-general and the palestinian president mahmoud abbas met today. do you have any details about the meeting? >> we're hearing from the palestinians and from the united nations president abbas told ban ki-moon he's making good on his promise to go to the u.n. security council later this week to apply for f
york to the united nations general assembly. so, of course, it's all still a bit shrouded in mystery. we don't know who posted the bail, the assumptions are it was someone in oman. posted the bail for sarah shourd. the third person in that group, the young woman released last year on humanitarian grounds. so we should, if the good news is in fact to be believed, we should have it sometime within the next hour or so. back to you guys. >> you will bring that information to us right when it happens. thanks for that report. >> attention, hikers, once they get free, we should not hike in that area. can we go the rockies, perhaps, sometime? >> he murdered a police officer 22 years ago and in just 13 hours from now, troy davis will pay with his own life. he'll be executed. >> are you giving snup>> no. >> when will you give up? >> never! >> supporters for troy holding a vigil outside of death row. he's scheduled to die at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the murder of an off-duty police officer. he was working as a security guard when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being at
's speech at the united nations general assembly and a. effectively endorsed, got involved in domestic american politics. you wouldn't like that if an american politician went to israel on the eve of elections and got involved in israeli politics? >> no, no, i wouldn't. i don't like this either. but it's -- you know, i have to tell you something, when i get to the point that i can control the knesset members, including my own party, it will be a good day. >> you didn't know he was coming to new york and join rick perry at that news conference? >> no, i didn't know that. >> if you would have known, what would you have told him? >> i would have told him stay out of america's politics. >> that's the tradition. >> it still is. >> didn't look like it. >> we're a vibrant democracy. that means any knesset member, any member of congress, any senator, can say whatever they want. most of them, most of them are more careful, some of them are more adventurous. that doesn't reflect the governments position. certainly doesn't reflect my position. we're not going to enter american politics. >> some h
of the security council and the general assembly of the united nations and the international court of justice and the positions of the overwhelming majority of countries in the world? is this acceptable? mr. president, the heart of the crisis in our area is very, very simple and obvious. either there is those who believe that we are an unnecessary people, unwanted people in the middle east, or those who believe that in fact there is a missing state that needs to be established immediately. >> i talked about all of today's developments just a little while ago with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. prime minister, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> why not freeze settlements one more time, test the palestinians, see if they're serious about resuming direct peace negotiations with israel because that's their condition? what would be wrong with that? >> i did freeze the set millitl, i'm the only prime minister who has ever done than gave it a year, ten months. the palestinians didn't do anything, into the freeze they showed up and said we want more. so it's a pretext.
.n. general assembly. >> that's rig, wolf. the palestinians continue pressing their case here at the united nations and it was the most dramatic issue the president addressed in his speech today with repeated the theme, peace is hard. the president trumpeted progress -- >> at the end of this year, america's military operation in iraq will be over. osama bin laden is gone. >> and warned of challenges ahead. >> where we stand with the syrian people or their oppressors. >> what so many were listening for was this. >> we seek a future where palestinians live in a sovereign sate of their own. >> how would we explain his opposition to the palestinian push for state hood at the united nations? >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions tat united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> the most striking? >> let us be honest with ourselves. israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against them. a small country of less than 8 million people look out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off the map.
much. thank you. >> the president earlier in the day wrapping up his speech at united nations general assembly. let's assess what the president had to say. joining us, our cnn political contribute, paul begala, priorities usa and priorities usa action, also joining us, our newest cnn political contribute, former bush secretary, ari flesher, a member of the pr republican jewish coalition. thanks very much. ari, what did you think of the president. handling of this israeli/palestinian issue at general assembly today? >> it might surprise you, i liked it today. the president did something this year he did not do last year and added a robust pro-israel paragraph, talked about the holocaust, 6 million lives lost, how israel's in a hostile neighborhood where rockets are fired at children. he did not say that last year. what he did say last year, which he omitted this year, was a call for israel to end the settlements and extend the settlement moratorium. a clear difference this year from last year. i suspect election politics have to do with it. i like it. welcome to hear. >> we didn't larr
on and the united nations general assembly and the security council will be talking about this over the next several days and weeks, but he can clearly claim a victory. what is going on right now is that the mideast quartet, the u.s., eu, russia and the united nations issued a framework, if you will for the eterms of negotiations of the israeli and the palestinians to get the palestinian president to backoff and start to negotiate with the israelis and the palestinians. >> what does this mean? >> well, it calls for clear time lines for the parties to get back to the table, and says that neither side could take provocative actions, and they don't say what that means really, but in essence it is tacit indication to israel not to build settlements, and settlement freeze while the negotiations are going on, and for the palestinians, they are urged to not take any moves into the international criminal court against israel should they go down the u.n. route and have a new legitimacy at the u.n. to do so. but in essence, brooke, it doesn't mean anything if the parties don't want to get back to the table. i
and most merciful, mr. president of the general assembly of the united nations, mr. secretary-general of the united nations, ladies and gentlemen, at the outset i extent my congratulations on the assumption of the presidency of the assembly for this session and i wish him every success. today i extend my sincere congratulations on behalf of the palestine liberation organization and the palestinian people to the government and people of south sudan for the deserved admission as a full member of the united nations wishing them progress and prosperity. i also congratulate the secretary-general, his excellency for his election to the new term at the helm of the united nations. this renewal of confidence reflects the world's appreciation for his efforts which have strengthened the role of the united nations. excellencies, the question of palestine is linked with the united nations via resolutions adopted by various organizations and agencies and through the essential and allotted role of the united nations relief and works agency for palestine refugees in the near east which embodies the p
nations addressing the general assembly and did make quick mention of the news that shane and josh are free. >> wonderful news, we are thrilled and would not feel better for the families, those moms who we've been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> and coming up in a couple of minutes, roxanne saberi, she's going to share her own memories of what she called psychological torture. she'll share conditions of what that must have been like and what josh and shane must be feeling now here in the first moments of freedom. talk to her in a minute. >>> now, let me catch you up on some other stories. let's begin with no polygraph test for troy davis. lawyers asked for their client to get a last minute lie detector test. in fact, the department of corrections denied that request. lethal injection set to happen 7:00 p.m. eastern time. the family of the victim has said they will not attend tonight's execution. >>> also, mohamed abbas set to meet with president obama in just an hour from now. this after, abbas announced he's going to be sending a letter seeking
with the two attorneys who helped them gain their freedom. >>> at the general assembly at the united nations at this hour, benjamin netanyahu still speaking defending israel's position against the palestinian application for statehood which is proceeding and in the next hour the europe and u.s. and u.n. negotiators in the so-called quartet will meet with the secretary-general to try to come up with a negotiating option to try to stall that palestinian application. >>> nearly a year after elizabeth edwards' death, her legacy continues. her daughter, cate edwards, is leaving her law career to focus on her mother. elizabeth edwards foundation to mentor young children. young people. i spoke exclusively to cate edwards before dawn this morning at the susan g. komen three-day walk for the cure. >> after my mom passed away in december, there was so much grief around the country and so many people who wanted to honor her and her legacy and that was just so extremely touching and one of the things that was sort of tossed around was should we think about doing a foundation. i thought how perfect. beca
assembly hall in the united nations. when he does so he will be defying the united states. the obama administration has vet end to veto this if and when it gets to the security council as well as israel saying they can only achieve a palestinian state through negotiation. some think this is more a symbolic move than substantive. the palestinians say this is their own option. >> we will not seek violence, we will only pursue what we believe is rightly ours, this is our phoplt, thinks the moment of palestine and the united nations, and this is the time for us to celebrate now what is becoming issue number one, and hopefully it will be decided tpaeufrpb plea. >> reporter: the negotiations have been stuck on the same familiar sticking points, the freeze and nonfreeze of housing settlements. the 1967 lines. the final status of jerusalem among others. a former ambassador to the united nations told us that although the israelis believe in achieving a palestinian state, this is not the way. >> by going to the united nations to try and resolve the aspects of our bilateral differences he's eng
at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad addresses the u.n. general assembly today. thousands of iranian americans are expected to protest his appearance. >>> the justice department says the gambling site full tilt poker cheated players out of hundreds of millions of dollars. one of the company's lawyers is now responding to those accusations. he says, quote, the fact that there may have been mistakes made by management does not mean that a business becomes a ponzi scheme, end quote. he goes on to state that the company is trying to attract investors so it can pay back players. let's head to atlanta and rob mars an follow. i know we have to talk about tropical storm ophelia. but you'll update us on the sat lie falling to earth. >> yes. nasa is giving us a timeline as to when it may re-enter the earth's atmosphere. let's talk ophelia, up there about 22,000, 23,000 miles away. no threat of this satellite falling into the ocean. ophelia looking healthy against all odds, almost a hurricane, 65-mile-an-hour w
application for a full membership in the united nations and our admission as an independent state. >> that palestinian request is vehemently opposed by israel and prime minister benjamin netanyahu told the general assembly that granting statehood now would be a statehood, not progress. >> israel is prepared to have a palestinian state in the west bank, but we're not prepared to have another gaza there. that's why we need to have real security arrangements which the palestinians simply refuse to negotiate with us. >> as that war of words played out, two dynamics worth noting. first, cheers for president abbas and celebrations as he made his case for statehood at the u.n. later, though, some clashes between palestinian youths near israeli checkpoints. you see them there in the west bank. also the so-called quartet, the united states, the united nations and russia, worked on a new proposal designed to get direct negotiations started again, they hope within four weeks. the goal is to have an agreement, a peace agreement, by the end of 2012 but the quartet's statement avoids the most d
the case before the u.n. general assembly. pretty sympathetic to his cause. you heard suzanne talking about the applause he got in that hall. but granting full member slp to palestine as a sovereign independent state will take approval by the u.n. security council. the united states is not going to let that happen. it was just this week president obama reminded the world body that the u.s. supports palestinian statehood -- but, only through direct talks with israel. abbas said israel though is the problem. >> translator: that the israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and u.n. resolutions and emphatically continues to intensify building settlements on the territory of the the state of -- of the future of state of palestine. >> like i mentioned just a short time from now delegates will hear from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he'll have some of the same points to hit as the president, president obama has hit. he may hit them own more strongly. will you see that live here again. we expect that at any mome
of an independent palestinian state becoming a member, full member of the united nations. and it is of course ironic that it was the president himself who opened the door to that in his speech one year ago to the u.n. general assembly, but now it is determined to block the door because of an understanding that the only way to achieve that is through negotiations which so far haven't produced that outcome. i think last year he expected that a year from now he'd have -- he'd be able to announce that the negotiations had reached an agreement on this. but the negotiations protect down almost before they started just one month after the speech. and now he's in a situation where he has to defend the correct proposition that this problem can only be resolved not through declarations but through negotiations. and so that's where he finds himself now, embraced by netanyahu who gave him a lecture in the oval office which i'm sure the president didn't appreciate the last time they met. one has to wonders the logic of the palestinians' move here because it is in effect driving the president into the arms of the
territory. and yet even here in the general assembly the truth can sometimes break through. in 1984 when i was appointed israel's ambassador to the united nations, i visited the great rabbi. he said to me -- and, ladies and gentlemen, i don't want any of you to be offended because from personal experience of serving here, i know there are many honorable men and women, many capable and decent people serving their nations here, but here's what he said to me. he said to me, you'll be serving in a house of many lies. and then he said, remember that even in the darkest place the light of a single candle can be seen far and wide. today i hope that the light of truth will shine, if only for a few minutes, in a hall that for too long has been a place of darkness for my country. so as israel's prime minister, i didn't come here to win applause. i came here to speak the truth. [applause] the truth is -- [applause] the truth is that israel wants peace. the truth is that i want peace. the truth is that in the middle east at all times, but especially during these turbulent days, peace must be anchored
formally admitting the world to accept palestine into its ranks. here's now senior united nations correspondent richard roth. >> reporter: like two heavyweight boxers, the palestinian and israeli leaders took their best shots at each other inside the general assembly hall. mahmoud abbas entered to thunderous ovation making his case for tatehood while brandishing his formal application to the security council. abbas denounced israeli occupation and settlement activity while asking the 193 countries for acceptance in their ranks. >> translator: i declare that the plo is ready to return immediately to the negotiating table on the basis of the adopted terms of reference based on international legitimacy and a complete cessation of settlement activity. >> reporter: netanyahu didn't fare as well on the applause meter. having served israel here as its ambassador, he made an impassioned plea for israel to defend itself. he said it was fine if the palestinians wanted a state but not created through the united nations. >> i cannot risk the future of the jewish state on wishful thinking. lea
, former ambassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. give us the big picture here, mr. ambassador. you know a lot about how the iranians think when the u.n. general assembly is convening and mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address this body, all of the sudden the two bodies are freed. why? >> what a coincidence, an amazing coincidence. obviously this is something that ahmadinejad has had in mind, he hinted in it in interviews over the past two weeks and it's intended to give him a propaganda boost to show his good will and humanitarian nature as he addresses the u.n. *pb and doesis his best for the iranian charm offensive during his stay in new york. look, these two people should have been released within a few days after they were picked up, 2 1/2 years ago, along the iran-iraq border, they didn't do anything wrong, they got lost, they were used for political purposes, it was very callous, very political, so while we should be certainly happy they've been released, this is nothing but propaganda on the part of the iranian government. >> and we understand that the bail o
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